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Friday, June 24 • 10:45am - 11:00am
Empathy Overload: Choice Matters

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1979 Revolution creator and Grand Theft Auto veteran Navid Khonsari discusses the immense potential of connecting people through interaction and choice-making in games. In a digital landscape oversaturated by the messaging of empathy, games should ask people what they think instead of telling them. Using the recent groundbreaking release of 1979 Revolution as a case study, Khonsari unpacks a bold world vision, rewards, and pitfalls of making impact-forward, edgy, real stories into games.

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Navid Khonsari

Co-Founder, iNK Stories
Founder of the independent studio iNK Stories, Navid Khonsari is known for having developed the cinematic look and feel for groundbreaking AAA video games such as Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, The Warriors, Midnight Club, Manhunt, Red Dead Revolver, Alan Wake, Homefront and more.  Called a “Truly revolutionary game” by New Yorker, 1979 Revolution is Khonsari's most innovative and latest coup.  Kotaku hails 1979... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 10:45am - 11:00am
Room 104

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